Yes. While the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations prohibit assistance to individual ineligible family members, mixed-eligibility households may receive assistance from either Section 8 or Low-Income Public Housing. However, assistance will be provided on behalf of family members who are eligible.
Income from both eligible and ineligible household members are included in calculating household rent responsibility. Both eligible and ineligible household members are included in the household size when determining the appropriate income limit and eligible number of bedrooms.
Rental Assistance for a Mixed-Eligibility Family
Concerning Section 8 and Section 9.6.3 of the Administrative Plan, rental assistance for a mixed-eligibility family is calculated as if all the family members are eligible and then adjusted by the family’s percentage of eligibility. Calculating a family’s subsidy considers factors such as eligible bedroom size (see "How will I know what size of home I can apply for with a Section 8 voucher?"), the market rate of the rental unit, and the household income of all family members (including ineligible family members).
Based on this formula, if the full subsidy that would be paid to the landlord for a completely eligible household were $1,000, the landlord of a family with three eligible members and one ineligible member would receive a subsidy of $750. The household would be responsible for paying both their typical rent responsibility (30% of household income) and this difference to their landlord.